DALLAS — The lineage of Packers quarterbacks is rather impressive — a pair of Hall of Famers, another certain to be joining them in Canton, and another who is just starting to carve out his place in NFL history. But when it comes to the Packers and Titletown, there is really only one way to judge these quarterbacks.
6. Don Majkowski
The Majik man was recently featured in one of those “where are they now” features. And it was nice to see a quarterback who was comfortable with his place not only in Packers history, but NFL history. That 1989 season — over 4,000 passing yards and 27 touchdowns — was a thing of beauty.
5. Lynn Dickey
Dickey gracefully shepherded the Packers through some of the lean years of the franchise during the early 1980s. A much better quarterback than he was given credit for.
4. Aaron Rodgers
The pupil has become the master. Rodgers has been nearly unstoppable after taking over the reins from Brett Favre. And if Rodgers wins on Sunday, he could move up to No. 3 on this list. Mainly because he doesn’t seem to throw the crippling interceptions that his mentor did.
3. Brett Favre
Sure, a lot of Packers fans are bitter about the way his career ended in Green Bay, and especially becoming a Benedict Arnold by playing for the Vikings. Favre still had three MVP seasons, but the one blemish here that keeps him at No. 3 is that he only won one Super Bowl. For all of those great numbers, that comes in rather hollow, especially in Green Bay, withouth the rings.
2. Arnie Herber
Alright, I hate disingenuous people who make picks that seem smarter. And there is something to be said about picking players that you have never seen play the game. But by that logic, would your list of the greatest U.S. presidents of all-time only include the people who were president during your lifetime. Herber has four titles. And remember, Titletown.
1. Bart Starr
Starr doesn’t have the elegant passing numbers because the Packers were a running team. And even Starr himself averaged 5.3 yards per rush. But Starr was accurate and more importantly, he was a winner. And that is what the Packers are all about.